Erica Simpson

Adjunct Professor of Law

Erica Simpson served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Uzbekistan following her undergraduate education at Austin College. She received her J.D. from the Washington College of Law, graduating magna cum laude. At WCL, Erica served on the Editorial Board of the International Law Review and was a Dean's Fellow for Legal Methods. She worked as a civil litigator for five years with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (formerly Shaw Pittman LLP). She moved with her family to the Republic of Armenia in 2005 and worked for the American Bar Association in Yerevan, Armenia, developing the first independent bar association there. She also worked with the Armenians to develop and administer their first, post-Soviet bar examination. Upon returning to the United States in 2007, Erica worked for the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility, where she administered the D.C. Bar's attorney disciplinary system and assisted Board members with drafting Board Reports and Recommendations filed with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Erica has taught Legal Writing and Analysis at the University of Maryland School of Law and at the American University of Armenia School of Law in Yerevan, Armenia. In August 2009, Erica taught "Introduction to American Jurisprudence & Legal Systems" to LL.M students at WCL.

Currently Teaching

There are no classes currently associated with this professor.

Areas of Specialization

  • International Legal Exchange
  • Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research
  • Professional Responsibility

Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., Washington College of Law 2000
  • B.A., Austin College 1994